Dealing with Elder Abuse

A recent Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) report: Elder Abuse – a National Legal Response, has highlighted the growing number of examples of serious physical abuse, financial abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people. In response, attorney-general Christian Porter said the Federal government would adopt a national plan to address the risk of abuse facing[…]

Assessing the need for palliative care

An ageing population, accompanied by increases in chronic diseases, are driving an increased need for palliative care services. Over the course of the end-of-life journey, the needs of the person and their family change and there are now tools available to assess the needs of those who would benefit from palliative care. Needs assessments can[…]